Senior Residuals Forecasting Analyst

Cox Enterprises Irvine , CA 92606

Posted 2 weeks ago

The Senior Analyst, Residuals & Industry Forecasting determines the residual value forecasts for vehicles and provides data-driven insights for Kelley Blue Book's industry and media partners. The Senior Analyst needs to have exceptional analytical skills and is expected to have a deep knowledge of the automotive industry with an emphasis on segment, brand and model trends, economic indicators and consumer behaviors. The Senior Analyst should be a thought leader on residual value forecasts and the automotive industry.

Position responsibilities:

  • Have a comprehensive understanding of the new and used car market, from wholesale and retail perspectives, including details down to the latest vehicle features and equipment

  • Perform data analysis using analytical tools and industry knowledge to support residual value forecasts for specific models and segments

  • Ensure vehicle assignments are thoroughly analyzed and completed on a timely basis to support the residual valuation process

  • Develop researched and vetted positions for internal or client reports as well as and industry and media inquiries

  • Contribute to the development of in-depth consultative studies providing residual value insights and recommendations regarding upcoming vehicles, features, and pricing

  • Lead internal and client-facing meetings, including presentation of residual value forecasts, methodology, and analysis

  • Review statistical model outputs from the analytics team and provide thoughtful feedback to improve its reliability

  • Attend industry events such as conferences and product reviews, sometimes as a subject matter expert, representing the organization

  • Occasional overnight travel (up to 25%) by land and/or air.

  • Bachelor's degree (B.A. / B.S.) from four-year college or university; or four to six years related experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience

  • A major in economics, mathematics, statistics, business, or similar quantitative field is preferred.

  • Acute analytical abilities and attention to detail are essential for this position.

  • Must be able to analyze and transform large data sets into meaningful insights and tools

  • Can work independently and formulate analysis plans for ad hoc requests

  • Must be able to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions

  • Can communicate analytical results clearly via reports and presentations

  • Ability to recommend improvements to internal methodology and processes

  • Ability to train and help develop junior team members

  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Project management or product management experience is a plus

  • Experience with data software such as SQL or Tableau is a plus

  • Responsibilities will include driving vehicles for evaluation purposes, which will require qualified candidates to be able to pass a standard Motor Vehicle (MVR) check

  • Qualified candidates must also be able to pass a standard background check and drug screen

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essentials functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.

Physical activity level: Light physical activity performing non-strenuous daily activities of an administrative/technical nature.

Working environment: Well lighted, heated and/or air-conditioned indoor office setting with adequate ventilation.

Role Specific Competencies

Corporate Responsibility

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, and conveys good news and bad. Establishes open, candid, trusting relationships. Treats all individuals fairly and with respect.

Decision Making/Judgment

Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others.

Dependability

Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements.

Initiative

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Interpersonal Skills

Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback and handles constructive criticism.

Job Knowledge

Understands duties and responsibilities, has necessary job knowledge, has necessary technical skills, understands company mission/values, keeps job knowledge current, is in command of critical issues.

Productivity

Manages a fair workload, volunteers for additional work, prioritizes tasks, develops good work procedures, manages time well, and handles information flow.

Quality

Is attentive to detail and accuracy, is committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.

Self Development

Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.

Sense of Urgency

Prioritizes well, shows energy, reacts to opportunities, instills urgency in others, and meets deadlines.


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